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Ravenspur

Rise of the Tudors

by Conn Iggulden

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Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden
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  • Published in USA  Dec 2017
    496 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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Witness the rise of the Tudor dynasty - in this concluding volume to Conn Iggulden's vigorous and commanding retelling of the Wars of the Roses.

England, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand.

King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly. Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack.

But neither sees that their true enemy is Henry Tudor, now grown into a man. As the Red Dragon -"the man of destiny" - his claim to the throne leads to Bosworth Field and a battle that will bring an end to the Wars of the Roses.

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"Iggulden wraps up his finely wrought War of the Roses series in splendid style. Murder, betrayal, and bloody battlefields distinguish a vigorous narrative that, though ripped from the pages of history, still manages to contain a strong measure of heart-pounding suspense." - Booklist

"Historical fiction aficionados will relish this concluding volume. Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones will also want to see where that colossal series had much of its genesis." - Library Journal

"A powerful you-are-there narrative, authentic and engaging." - Kirkus

"Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction." - Daily Mirror

"Absorbing and bloody. Iggulden handles the origins of the Tudor dynasty with great panache." - Times

"A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb." - Daily Mirror

"Compelling reading." - Woman and Home

"Exceptionally well-written and gripping." - Stylist

"A page-turning thriller." - Mail on Sunday

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Conn Iggulden Author Biography

Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series about Julius Casear; The Dangerous Book for Boys and its many variations; the Conqueror series about the life of Genghis Khan. In 2007 he was the first author to simultaneously hold the No 1 position on the Sunday Times Bestseller nonfiction and fiction lists for The Dangerous Book for Boys and Wolf of the Plains.

He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.


Bibliography

Emperor Series (Julius Casear)
The Gates of Rome (2003)
The Death of Kings (2004)
The Field of Swords (2004)
The Gods of War (2006)
The Blood of Gods (2013)


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Conn Iggulden: i-GULL-den

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